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How to invest in renewable energy your dang self
This week on the podcast, Will Wiseman of Climatize on democratizing access to small renewable energy projects. Deploy, deploy, deploy!
It’s a bit of an abbreviated newsletter this week, because I am, in fact, at the pool.
Ok, actually, I’m taking my son to tour some colleges along California’s stunning coast, and it’s a good reminder of what we’re fighting for, and the thing we should all be able to agree on. Nature is wonderful. Clean air, clean water, less pollution, clear skies, livable temperatures, birds, fish, mammals, flowers, trees. This is everything. Get out there and enjoy it.
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And then come right back and listen to this podcast because once again, action is at your fingertips, let’s go!! Will Wiseman is the co-founder of Climatize, which is an app that lets people invest in renewable energy projects for ongoing returns. The company curates the projects, vets them for relative completion, and creates an investment structure for each one that allows you to get returns, as opposed to simple crowdfunding. It was a long road to launch for Climatize, because of the federal certifications required to do such a thing, but it’s an interesting approach to solving the supply and demand issue for people who want to do something, and for funding small to mid-sized projects that are hard to get financed through more traditional means. This week’s episode is here.
And for bonus listening, there’s a brand new episode of Futureverse, my podcast with the Ramanan Raghavendran, where we interview authors about their climate fiction. This week’s episode is with Omar El Akkad, who somehow manages to be both devastatingly clear-eyed about the brutal truths of the world but equally funny and engaging and compelling. We talked about his book, What Strange Paradise, which he says is a re-imagined Peter Pan story with migrants at the center of it, pushed from their homes by drought in Syria. It’s a tough and wonderful and heartbreaking and profound conversation and I feel lucky to have had it. Listen here!
Now, please enjoy some nature and I will be back with fullness next week.
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